Francis Vanek will appear Thursday and Friday in jazz performances at Cecil’s New Orleans Bistro. – Contributed

Jazz performances set for Cecil’s on Thursday, Friday

Cecil’s New Orleans Bistro, is offering live performances of jazz standards on Thursday and Friday this week.

On Thursday, vocalist Joani Rose will appear with a trio that includes Francis Vanek on tenor saxophone, guitarist Jim Wilde, and percussionist Orlando Morales. Rose sings jazz standards, bossas, ballads and blues with a style of her own. On Friday, Jim Wilde and Francis Vanek will appear as a duo, creating tasty variations of old standards and modern selections from their jazz repertoire.

The music is from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and there is no cover charge. For more information, call Cecil’s at 707-923-7007.

Medical services offered in Garberville

Breast thermography will be available in Garberville on Jan. 27. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 707-986-7356.

Classes offered at Garden of Beadin’

Beading classes are offered at the Garden of Beadin’ in Garberville every other Sunday. The next class is set for Jan. 28 from noon to 3 p.m. All classes include materials, access to tools, hands-on instruction and snacks.

Email or call 707-923-9120 for more information or to sign up for a class. A full schedule is available at

Upcoming local Buddhist seminar

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde, Tibetan Buddhist retreat center in Leggett is marking Losar, the Tibetan Buddhist new year, with a special celebration. Sangha members will gather from Feb. 16-1h to make offerings and praises to the guru. Lamas Gerry Prindiville and Claude Hérail will lead the group in the Trinley Nyingpo sadhana, which is known to dispel obstacles to practice and ensure unimpeded progress on the spiritual path. They will provide guidance and answer questions, so participants of all backgrounds and levels of experience are welcome, according to the organization. Lodging is available and meals are provided.

For registration and information, go to, email or call 707-925- 0201.

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